From the School

Located on a classic New England campus minutes away from Boston, Bentley University is a national leader in business education. No matter where you are in your career or in life, Bentley offers a graduate degree to take you to the next level of career success. In today's global marketplace, if you're standing still you're falling behind. That's why at Bentley University's McCallum Graduate School of Business, we give you the market-driven skills and specialized expertise you need to get ahead and to have the successful career and fulfilling life you deserve. At Bentley, you'll enjoy a state-of-the-art business education, faculty with proven expertise, flexible class schedules, access to seven innovation centers, a global alumni community and network, and a lifetime of benefits from our nationally ranked Career Services office.

Overview

From The School


Applicants
141
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.32
Years Work Experience
1.8
Average Age
25

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
495 - 580
GPA
3.20 - 3.50

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1

Regular Application Deadline
July 31

Rolling Admission Deadline
July 31

Round 1
December 1

Round 2
January 20

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
July 31

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
131

82
Full-time
28
Female
18
Part-time
4
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Students in the MBA program at Bentley University brag that their program combines “the most modern technology available” with “real-world work experience” to provide “the best mix of price, location, and quality.” Bentley’s impressive resources include a 3,500-square-foot facility complete with a trading floor with two Trans-Lux data walls, sixty work stations, an adjacent business suite, and a marketing center that features numerous state-of-the-art research and analysis labs. “Some [of the technology] is accessible from home, too,” a boon to the school’s many commuting part-timers.

Bentley’s cutting-edge approach extends to its academics. Students pursue “the most unique and interesting concentrations” in addition to “all the traditional areas of study.” Unique offerings include Human Factors in Information Design, Business Analytics, and Marketing Analytics, programs that students argue “are in line with what is needed in the real world.” Bentley’s “accounting program is the best around,” excelling in both general accounting and taxation. Information technology, unsurprisingly, is also an area of strength.

Bentley’s many part-time students appreciate the program’s flexibility (“You can take two courses in one night, and there are some online offerings,” a student explains), but warn that “it is hard to connect with other students” because “there are no real cohorts.” The Bentley MBA and Bentley Emerging Leaders MBA, in contrast, “is comparatively small and becomes tight-knit” over the course of the program. For all students, the program is “intense,” but fortunately, “the professors and administration are very helpful.” One student points out that “many workshops and information sessions exist outside of class,” and as a result students enjoy “a very engaging academic experience.” MBAs also appreciate that “professors teach course work in a practical manner. I always leave feeling like I have something I can use the next day.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Economics
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Data Analytics
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Marketing
Taxation

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Business Administration
Corporate Finance
Corporate Taxation
Data Analytics
Marketing
Taxation

Center for Research

Accounting
Economics
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Investment Banking
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Media/Entertainment Sports Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
https://admissions.bentley.edu/graduate/mba https://www.bentley.edu/offices/sustainability https://www.bentley.edu/undergraduate/academics/sustainability-science-degree

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Students have opportunities to engage in volunteer and occasionally paid research opportunities with faculty involved in sustainability research. Some examples include running a risk analysis on a proposed investment in an offsite wind farm, developing sustainability plans for local businesses and organizations, conducting feasibility studies for integrated composting programs, and feasibility studies for citing wind turbines on/near our campus. https://www.bentley.edu/centers/valente-center/research-programs-opportunites

School's environmental commitment 1:
GHG Reduction Commitment Bentley University is committed to the following carbon footprint reduction targets (compared to a 2008 baseline): 50% by 2015, 70% by 2020 and 100% by 2030. As of January 1, 2017 we have achieved a 50% reduction in our carbon footprint.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Waste Minimization and Food Recovery Program Bentley University is committed to an increase in recycling and overall waste reduction. In addition to our existing recycling and compost programs, in 2017 we instituted a new food donation program in conjunction with a local non-profit group - Food for Free. Through this partnership Bentley donates leftover prepared food from our main cafeteria to local families in need. Bentley donated almost 11,000 pounds of food to date.

School's environmental commitment 3:
LEED Construction Bentley built it's first LEED certified building in 2018 - a multi-purpose arena which houses a hockey rink. The building was certified LEED Platinum. The Bentley Arena was constructed with a 500KW solar array on its roof which will provide the arena with 40% of its annual electricity needs.

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$54,829
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
91%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
79%
Graduate Facilitated
21%
School Facilitiated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
67%
Graduate Facilitiated
33%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

21%
Marketing
21%
Finance/Accounting
14%
General Management
7%
Consulting
7%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

73%
Northeast
18%
International
9%
West

Students Say

Bentley’s Nathan R. Miller Center for Career Services (CCS) “offers a great deal of sup- port in finding career opportunities” for the school’s MBAs. Career Advisors receive a strong assist from Bentley’s solid “reputation among Boston-area employers” as well as from professors who “use their networks” to help their students. Students here also benefit from the Job Search Skills (JSS), a program designed to help them better position themselves in the battle for top jobs. JSS programs vary by area of concentration, mean- ing students receive plenty of field-specific assistance. The CSS provides lifetime service to alumni, another huge plus.

Top employers of Bentley MBAs include: Boston Scientific, Converse Inc., Covidien, Deloitte Consulting, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Ernst & Young, Fidelity Investments, EMC, Genzyme Corporation, JPMorgan Chase & Company, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Microsoft, National Grid USA, Nuance Communications, Raytheon, Staples, and State Street Corporation.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Quantitative 29% $65,000 $65,000 $60,000 $70,000
Finance / Accounting 21% $50,000 $44,758 $24,275 $60,000
Marketing / Sales 21% $40,000 $45,333 $36,000 $60,000
General Management 14%
Consulting 7%
Other 7%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 43% $55,000 $48,379 $24,275 $60,000
Manufacturing 14%
Technology 14%
Consulting 7%
Consumer Products 7%
Financial Services 7%

Prominent Alumni

Dina Shoman, '06, MBA
Founder & CEO, inherQuests

Ullas Naik, '93, MBA
Founder and General Partner, Streamlined Ventures

Bill Pappas, '95, MBA
Head of Operations, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Daniel Farley, '95 MBA
Executive Vice President of State Street Global Advisors, and CIO of the Investment Solutions Group

Jacqui Allard, '95 MBA
Executive Vice President, Personal Financing Products, RBC

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$23,757

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$19,894

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
85%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
79%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
82%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
71%

New Students Receiving Loans
29%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$43,200
Tuition (Out-State)
$43,200
Fees (In-State)
$780
Fees (Out-State)
$780

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,600
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,600

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$19,240
Academic Expenses
$1,520

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
90
Part Time
5%

In State
52.0%
Out of State
48.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

9.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
47.00%
International

46% female
54% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

The majority of Bentley MBA students attend the part-time evening program. The full- time program is comprised of 10 percent of the student body. Bentley typically draws “academically capable people with many diverse backgrounds,” although some here “wish there were fewer people coming straight out of a four-year program,” even though such students “are still surprisingly able to contribute to conversations. However, they lack a certain perspective.”

Bentley MBAs enjoy “a beautiful campus and buildings.” Grad classes “are concentrat- ed in a couple of buildings near each other,” a blessing during the cold Massachusetts winters. So too are the “shuttles around campus.” Even so, some feel that the space dedicated to graduate students needs to be expanded. One writes that the school “should have more options for dining on campus and more places suitable for graduate students to study either individual[ly] or in groups.” Most part-time students must balance “a heavy course load” with work and family responsibilities, leaving little or no time for extracurricular and other campus activities. Those not so burdened report that “campus activities are in abundance, from professional to entertainment. There is usually at least one club or association hosting an event open to the whole school body” at any time. Campus organizations “cater to different educational paths and cultures,” with a num- ber representing various international student constituencies.

Off-campus entertainment is also readily accessible, as Bentley is located in Waltham, a mere ten miles from downtown Boston. Both Boston and Cambridge are easily accessible by train. The school also runs a regular shuttle between the Bentley campus and Harvard Square.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Address
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452
United States

Phone
781-891-2108

Fax

Email
applygrad@bentley.edu


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